Simpkin has been rewarded for his strong performances this season, his third at the club since his selection at pick No. 12 in the 2016 NAB AFL Draft.
The 21-year old’s current contract doesn’t expire until the end of next season, but is set to be an important player in the Kangaroos’ future and the club were keen to lock him in.
Simpkin has played 54 games for the Roos and has improved sharply throughout 2019.
After being dropped from the side in round six, the 21-year-old has put together a strong second-half of the season, including two dominant performances in round 15 and 16.
Although they are likely to miss finals this season, the future is bright for the Kangaroos with a solid crop of young players coming through alongside Simpkin, including Nick Larkey, Cameron Zurhaar, Bailey Scott and Luke Davies-Uniacke.
North Melbourne 2021 Player Movements
Paul Ahern (delisted), Joel Crocker (delisted), Majak Daw (delisted), Sam Durdin (delisted), Lachlan Hosie (delisted), Ben Jacobs (delisted), Jamie Macmillan (delisted), Thomas Murphy (delisted), Jasper Pittard (delisted), Marley Williams (delisted), Mason Wood (delisted)
Tarryn Thomas (2022)
|Off Contract 2020|
Jed Anderson, Ben Brown, Ben Cunnington, Taylor Garner, Kyron Hayden, Red Og Murphy, Bailey Scott, Curtis Taylor, Kayne Turner, Ed Vickers-Willis, Will Walker, Tristan Xerri